Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Dietitian - Renal

  • Department Therapy Dietetics Outpatients & Community
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 17/07/2024
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SDR-370
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time, 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced, innovative Renal Dietitian to join our expanding team of Dietitians, delivering an integrated acute and community service across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills within the Dietetic Service utilising advances in technology to deliver dietetic support for patients across the county, within inpatients, outpatients, dialysis units, and the home haemodialysis team, as well as supporting the band 5 dietitians and assistant practitioners in the wider team.     

We are a friendly, forward-thinking team working in a fast paced, rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and supporting staff development.

We provide A, B and C learner placements and the post holder will play an integral part in learner training within the profession. We are fully committed to invest in your training and development and have well established CPD, clinical supervision and leadership development opportunities.

Along with HCPC registration, the successful applicant will ideally have some previous experience of working as a Renal Dietitian and sound communication skills. An interest in developing leadership skills and commitment to work within our Trust values is essential.

Informal discussions about this position are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.

To have developed, through experience and postgraduate training, the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required for the post.

The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe timely discharge.

To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of  training, supervision  and appraisal  is delivered to all members within the team.

To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure the delivery of an efficient operational service.

To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health economy.

To have highly effective communication skills and demonstrate these on a continual basis with patients, carers, colleagues and the wider Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over £300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in.

Our Vision is to provide excellent care for the communities we serve and is underpinned by four key Values, which have been developed in partnership with our staff, patients, their families and the wider community.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to the Trust vision and values both at interview and in their working practice.

Within Therapies we have a strong culture of professional leadership and support. You will be working alongside an experienced team of Dietitians. We are a friendly, forward thinking team and we work in a fast paced, rewarding environment. Delivering excellent patient care to our diverse population is at the heart of everything we do. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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